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Suh apparently fined $20,000 for Dalton hit

Posted on: August 17, 2011 1:21 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

For his helmet-popping hit on Bengals QB Andy Dalton in the Lions first preseason game, Lions DT Ndamukong Suh has been fined $20,000. We think.

There’s been no official confirmation by the NFL, but judging by Suh’s Twitter update, it seems to be so.

Quoth the Suh: $20,000REALLY???!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #NFL #BIGFAIL"

Though the hit didn’t appear dirty, the league will almost always come down on the side of protecting the quarterbacks, and since Suh has built a nice little history of playing not-nice with the league’s QBs, the fine isn’t a surprise. Maybe he hasn’t crossed a line yet, but he’s getting ever so much closer.

And his wallet is getting lighter.

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Comments

Since: Aug 8, 2008
Posted on: August 17, 2011 10:28 pm
 

Suh apparently fined $20,000 for Dalton hit

Maybe we should put a pink mini skirt on these QB's so they can be avoided.  Quit crying... Ndamukong Suh, keep playing the game of football!!



Since: Sep 13, 2009
Posted on: August 17, 2011 10:26 pm
 

Suh apparently fined $20,000 for Dalton hit

Come on Az cards were not playing soccer here. These guys beat each other up for a living. Just because he's a QB we should hold off on punishing him.  You need to go watch a different sport. Maybe I am in the minority but you never used to get fines for head tackling or other punishing hits. These recent fines in the last few years are BS.  These guys get paid to hit hard and get it done.  These fines just make them hold back. Who wants to see that. Punish those QBs.



Since: Feb 21, 2011
Posted on: August 17, 2011 9:53 pm
 

Suh apparently fined $20,000 for Dalton hit

The days of Deacon Jones are gone
That's unfortunate....Deacon Jones, the Youngbloods and Merlin Olson was one of the most feared defenses in football....along with the Steel Cuirtain, Purple People Eaters, Orange Crush, and Doomsday...that was football.  Today most of those players (most hall of famers) would be fined and suspended for what made them great.



Since: Mar 10, 2007
Posted on: August 17, 2011 9:48 pm
 

Suh apparently fined $20,000 for Dalton hit

Mean Joe Green was playing against 5'9 white men.



Since: Mar 10, 2007
Posted on: August 17, 2011 9:46 pm
 

Suh apparently fined $20,000 for Dalton hit

It was a little more than a two hand tag.  Suh is a jag.



Since: Mar 10, 2007
Posted on: August 17, 2011 9:44 pm
 

Suh apparently fined $20,000 for Dalton hit

He already is one of the dirtiest players in the NFL.  The refs will be watching him like a hawk every game now.



Since: Feb 2, 2008
Posted on: August 17, 2011 9:27 pm
 

Suh apparently fined $20,000 for Dalton hit

Suh did nothing wrong! Let them play ball!  If I was in the Detroit upper Brass, I'd pay the fines for him and tell him to keep being the monster he is!!  The monster the NFL needs!!



Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: August 17, 2011 9:25 pm
 

Suh apparently fined $20,000 for Dalton hit

let the national pussy football league begin.



Since: Jan 7, 2009
Posted on: August 17, 2011 9:17 pm
 

Suh apparently fined $20,000 for Dalton hit

I really love the intensity that Suh brings. But the QB twist and slam has no place in football. That move is designed to injure. The days of Deacon Jones are gone. Now that you have a history of slamming QB's, Goodell will be watching. God forbid that you seriously injure a QB with that move. If you do, I'm sure a season long ban might change the way you play.
The thing is, that there is no reason to do that. You've already got the QB for a sack. That twisting and slamming looks like intentionally trying to hurt people. I understand that the NFL is violent. But they've banned headhunting.



Since: Mar 9, 2011
Posted on: August 17, 2011 8:48 pm
 

Suh apparently fined $20,000 for Dalton hit

It looks like most people that actually watched the play agreed there was nothing wrong with the play.  It wasn't even much of a hit, it was more that he had to tackle Dalton.  These Pro QB's are good size athletes themselves.  They wont break unless maybe the play is dirty.  The NFL needs to start realizing what a good play is and what an over aggressive/dirty play is. 


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